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raid CRD Mutare offices
May 28, 2010
Police in Mutare on Thursday May 27, 2010 raided the offices of
the Centre for
Research and Development (CRD) before proceeding to the house
of the director of the organisation and arrested his young brother.
Project has established that the police officers were looking for
Farai Maguwu, the director of the CRD but could not find him at
the time of the raid on Thursday.
It was also
established that the police officers took away some documents from
the centre's offices before heading for Maguwu's home
in Hobhouse just a few kilometres away from the populous Chikanga
a lawyer with the Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on Friday attended at the Mutare
Central Police Station in a bid to give legal representation to
Maguwu's young brother who has not been positively identified.
It was not yet
clear on which charges were the police holding on to Maguwu's
whereabouts were also unknown at the time of sending this alert.
director of Mutare-based CRD, which has exposed the level of abuse
at the Chiyadzwa
diamond fields, met with Kimberley Process (KP) Monitor Abbey Chikane
On Tuesday and raised the organisation's concerns over the
human rights violations.
AS ZPP we are
concerned with the police tendency of raiding civil society organisations
and homes of the respective directors.
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